T-Insight for Beginning Teachers: Early Years and Primary
Develop beginning teachers’ confidence and self-efficacy by immersing them in a range of education scenarios!
During this module beginning teachers will develop a range of attributes identified as important for teaching in early years and primary education. Teachers engage with real-life scenarios they are likely to encounter in schools, but may not have faced yet. They receive real-time feedback and suggestions for practice from more experienced teachers, as well as some useful readings and resources for their ongoing professional development.
T-Insight boosts confidence, develops teacher knowledge and builds reflective practice. Participants can access each session and then try out some new strategies in their classrooms or perhaps discuss ideas with their colleagues before continuing with the module.
This module has been designed to support the transition to teaching and is suitable for teacher education students in the final stages of their ITE program and for beginning teachers in schools.
What teaching attributes are developed?
- Emotion Management
What topics are included?
- Behaviour Management
- Creativity and Innovation in Teaching
- Communicating with Parents
- Working with Colleagues
Once participants complete the module, they will be able to download a comprehensive report as well as a certificate (an excellent artefact for their teaching portfolio).
What is included?
- Access for one year, any time, anywhere
- Technical support
- Four feedback reports
- Updates on session completions
- Access to a secure platform
- Seminar guides for host institutions
- And more!
T-Insight modules are available on a license basis. The total cost is calculated based on the number of users. Please get in touch to discuss your programme needs.
Here is an example scenario:
“You are working with Claudine, a pupil who is struggling even though she is working very hard. You have tried a number of different approaches, taken advice from your colleagues and have done online research to find new strategies. However, Claudine continues to struggle. One day, she turns to you and asks, ‘Why is this so hard for me?’ What should you do?”
This scenario is designed to develop beginning teachers’ empathy and communication skills. Participants view the scenario, then decide on the appropriateness of a number of possible responses, write a rationale for each and then receive tailored feedback from more experienced teachers. The detailed feedback will discuss which communication strategies are appropriate and why, as well as giving examples of alternative responses that are empathetic and demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity.
Frequently Asked Questions
T-Insight modules can be used at many career stages to support the continuous professional development of teachers. Organisations can decide where and when each module would be of greatest value. We currently offer four distinct modules that are designed for use by:
• Early Years & Primary Early Stages of Initial Teacher Education
• Secondary, Initial Teacher Education
• Early Years & Primary, Final stages of ITE, Internships & Beginning or Early Career Teachers
• Secondary, Beginning or Early Career Teachers
T-Insight can help to prepare preservice teachers for entering the classroom and support early career teachers in consolidating their knowledge and building reflective practice. It is cost-effective and research-proven to increase teaching confidence and reflective practice. T-Insight can also identify participants who may need additional support. Modules can be completed at any time, anywhere in the world and have been tested on over 6000 participants in the UK and Australia.
Modules focus on topics such as managing behaviour and working effectively with colleagues, which are highly relevant for all teachers. They also include the most relevant topics for a particular career stage such as time management and working with parents, for preservice teachers, and assessment & reporting and creativity & innovation in teaching, for beginning (or early career) teachers.
Modules develops non-academic competencies that are relevant for all teachers such as empathy & communication, resilience & adaptability and emotion management. The focus may vary across modules depending on the mix of scenarios presented.
All of the classroom scenarios included in our products are developed through close partnerships with experienced teachers and educators working in the profession. The scenarios depict classroom situations that teachers have experienced or observed during their careers. As the scenarios are based on real classroom events, participants have the opportunity to critically reflect on how they might respond to a range of challenging situations they may encounter in their own classrooms in a low-risk and supportive environment. Scenarios are designed to be realistic, depicting situations that may happen within a classroom and providing responses that a person may reasonably be expected to do.
Hosting seminars in conjunction with the T-Insight modules is completely optional and depends on your requirements and preferences. However, guided group discussions can be a great way to encourage your students and/or staff to discuss the classroom scenarios and related educational concepts and issues in more depth. We offer resources and seminar guides that you can use to facilitate seminars following each T-Insight session that are designed to a) stimulate discussion amongst participants, b) enable participants to share multiple perspectives of teaching & learning, and c) further build participants’ teaching confidence and classroom readiness.
No. T-Insight modules complement teaching placements, rather than replace them. When teaching placements do need to be delayed however, virtual, low-risk engagement with T-Insight modules help keep ITE students ‘on track’ so when they can begin their placements, they feel ready to do so.
As part of the license fee, regular completion updates are provided to host organisations.
T-Insight modules are available on a license basis. The total cost is calculated based on the number of users. Please get in touch with us to discuss your programme needs.